Online Gamers Give Gold Digging Women A Run For Their Money

Almost everyone knows that nearly all women are gold diggers.

However, times are changing and equality is the order of the day.

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Therefore, knowing how men are the only sex capable of using computers properly, the following ruse must be our attempt at balancing things out –

REAL CASH FOR VIRTUAL PROPERTY

According to new research by Manchester University, some 400,000 or more youngsters are making money online, simply by playing games.

The majority of the kids are based in China and they earn around $150 per month in return for their time.

The job they have involves accumulating virtual goods in popular online games in order to sell them on to players who wish to save time collecting them themselves.

The report from Manchester University shows that gold-farming, as it is known, is a rapidly growing industry.

By and large, the developers of these games have tried to outlaw the practice.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Arguably the most popular online game of the moment, World of Warcraft pitches players against monsters and other humans.

By fighting and completing quests the players can earn and discover virtual gold.

For those who lack the time or expertise to gain gold quickly enough, such a service could seem enticing.

With differences in exchange rates and costs of living around the world, the gold-farmers can provide a cost-effective service to those players who have limited time to spend on the game.

Even though Blizzard do not condone such deals, the number of such deals available are likely to grow over time as both the player and the farmer would appear to receive a good return on their investments of cash and time respectively.

Do you ‘game’ online games by buying virtual goods and services?

Is it good business or do you think it is unethical and ‘against the rules’?

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Do I feel some anti-female sentiment here?

  2. I’ve only ever used a walkthrough for one game – the original Half Life – and that was only because I got stuck in one particular place.

    Other than that, I prefer to get frustrated as overcoming any problems just increases the satisfaction and enjoyment afterwards.

  3. I don’t need to prove something that everyone knows is true!!

    I’ve played those sorts of games before, only to run out of time to perservere. in such instances I either stop playing the game or go back to it weeks or months later.

    As you say, what’s the point in playing if you’re gonna cheat?

  4. I don’t believe that it’s true – I am better with computers than most men that I know. But, I have to admit, I’m not exactly a typical American woman. Still, I don’t think it would be that hard to find a study saying that women aren’t interested in technology…

    Agreed – I would not have as much fun with a game if I cheated. Even when I have to check a walkthrough because I’m terribly stuck, I lose some of the pleasure I was having with the game.

  5. Do you have proof that women can’t use computers properly?

    I’m torn on the gold farming issue. I understand why people would want to purchase gold because they don’t have the time to devote to an online game yet they still want to play and enjoy it. But I think the real fun is in developing your own character and making it stronger and more powerful. I have not played an online game because I don’t have the time but if I did I wouldn’t want to buy something in order to start with a better character.

    So, ethical? Probably not. But in the scheme of things I don’t think it’s a big deal.

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